Respite from winter chill in Punjab, Haryana

People in the northern plains of Punjab and Haryana on Saturday got a respite from the biting cold with the temperature rising above the normal level in most parts.

Last Updated: Feb 05, 2011, 14:14 PM IST

Chandigarh: People in the northern plains
of Punjab and Haryana on Saturday got a respite from the biting cold
with the temperature rising above the normal level in most
parts.

However, several areas in the region, including
Ambala, Karnal, Rohtak, Ludhiana and Patiala were blinded by a
thick blanket of fog in the morning hours.

The minimum temperatures hovered between one to five
degrees Celsius above normal in most parts of the region, the
Met office said here today.

Patiala settled at a low of 7.9 degrees Celsius, which
was one notch above normal. While Hisar had a low of 8.4
degrees Celsius, one notch above normal, the minimum
temperature at Narnaul was nine degrees Celsius, three notches
above normal.

Karnal had a low of 9.6 degrees Celsius, two notches
above normal followed by 10 degrees Celsius at Rohtak, three
notches above normal.

The minimum temperature in Ludhiana was 9.4 degrees
Celsius, which was two notches above normal.Amritsar had a low
of 10.4 degrees Celsius, five notches above normal, while the
minimum in Chandigarh was 11.5 degrees Celsius, four notches
above normal.

While Gurgaon settled at a low of 12 degrees Celsius,
five notches above normal, the minimum temperature in Bhiwani
was 13.2 degrees Celsius.

The Met forecast further rise in day as well as night
temperatures in the region during the next two days.

PTI